Violent Antifa Mob Marches Through Richmond Streets:Citizens Assaulted, J.E.B. Stuart Memorial Temporarily Defiled
On Sunday evening, August 14th,
our monument guards were on duty in the Capital of the Confederacy,
concerned about the anti-Confederate violence that had escalated over
the weekend. Late in the evening, they noticed a heavy police presence
at the LEE monument, and were informed that a group of protestors had
taken to the streets and were marching to Monument Avenue from VCU.
Their original destination was the LEE monument, but Capitol and State
Police had the LEE Monument surrounded and protected. Turned away, the
mob moved down the street toward the J.E.B. Stuart monument, and
attempted to stop us from approaching the scene. One of the protestors
brandished a rifle and told the monument guards to stay away “for their
own good”. We later learned that the participants used intimidation
tactics like this throughout the illegal, un-permitted march.
When they reached the J.E.B. Stuart
monument, they proceeded to climb on the monument and tie an ANTIFA flag
to the magnificent statue. Our Monument Guards notified Richmond
Police, who immediately dispatched Richmond Fire to bring a truck to
remove the desecration.
Many thanks to those who helped restore the monument, and to the
Monument Guards who kept watch during a very stressful and dangerous
At least one person was arrested, and a TV6 video journalist was
assaulted and received medical treatment during the illegal march
through the streets, where participants carried Antifa flags and banners
and shouted "F*** the police" "Take down the monuments. Death to all
Confederates" and " "We're here. We're gay. We fight the KKK."
We are thankful that there was no further damage to our sacred memorials
overnight, and will be stepping up our patrols over the coming days and
weeks. If you would like to assist with this endeavor, please contact
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.